When your Corportion tells you it Can’t Afford A Raise for your Crummy Retail Job, Show them This:
In retail industry after retail industry, labor productivity (output per hour of labor) has increased at a rate outpacing increases in workers’ compensation for their labor, measured per unit of output.
Retailers in these industries are getting more profit out of their workers for every hour worked, and it’s pocketing the difference, sometimes while paying workers far less. The line that these U.S. retail industries can’t afford to give their workers a raise? It’s got a hook at the end of it.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tables on Labor Productivity and Costs, Feb. 20 2016